Lifestyle

A Day Without Harrison Ford

Report from March 6, 2015: Harrison Ford died following a tragic crash in his vintage Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR yesterday. He was 72 years old.

The plane’s engine unexpectedly lost power after taking off from Santa Monica Municipal Airport, which prompted the need for an emergency landing at a nearby golf course. The plane hit a tree on the way down, despite Ford’s best efforts. The actor received his pilot’s license in 2009.

Known to many as the man who played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, he was a prime example of following your dreams and pushing the envelope without (ironically) becoming a cliché. He was the actor who grabbed our attention at an age when most in Hollywood are grasping for a little career security after their teen idol stage has slipped beyond their reach, leaving them running out of fuel, grit and good looks. Not only did Ford maintain these attributes, but he reveled in playing the antihero, the atypical protagonist. He was never going to be the next Superman, but he remains everyone’s favorite archeologist with a snake phobia and a whip.

Now, all too soon, it has come time to say goodbye.

The Twitterverse has exploded with such sentiments. “The world has lost a great actor and a great man,” tweeted one late night talk show host (you may know who). Thoughts from friends, family members, coworkers and strangers have been pouring in, tweeting, “Harrison Ford, you will be missed!” and “There will never be another. Thoughts are with his family.” Still others referenced his Star Wars identity, saying only, “Never tell me the odds! We never had to. You beat them.”

Ford leaves his wife, actress Calista Flockhart, and his children behind.

Of course, all of the above is nonsense. Mr. Ford is alive and recovering well, according to every source available, and no one tweeted any false accounts of his death. PEOPLE magazine even released information stating he would likely be released from the hospital by this weekend, and doctors say there does not appear to be any nerve damage. However, the death of celebrities bring up many interesting facts about the very issue of “celebrity” itself, not to mention death and the way in which our culture deals with one of our most common shared experiences.

I was talking with a friend the other day about this, and we both agreed that there was something more than just “an excuse to talk about death” (which we generally avoid discussing) at work here. Celebrities become projections of ourselves. We relate because we need to relate, or we invent traits and kinships that do not exist in order to supplant our own inadequacies, doubts, fears or even as a relief for boredom in the horrendously mundane ordinariness of our lives.

I admit that I cried a little when Robin Williams died, whereas I’ve been to funerals for people I knew personally and not shed a tear. When Leonard Nimoy passed, the whole world seemed to be tweeting and sharing “tributes” (including me), which mainly served to bring attention to their own thoughts on the man and his work than his actual personhood and life. Despite the time that’s passed, people still lament the deaths of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Philip Seymour Hoffman and others who were talented—yes—but mainly just…famous. We didn’t know them, and they certainly didn’t know us. And yet we carry on as if a member of our family was cut off from the land of the living. The search for significance via association can apparently motivate an emotional state akin to actual grief.

If Harrison Ford had died in the plane crash on March 5th, the reality is that his family and friends would truly be in mourning for him, whereas his fans would be mourning the death of his characters, his legacy or their own identity which they had partially fused with his in a warped and imposed form of psychological admiration. With that said, maybe it’s good to stop and take a look at how the world would be different if we paid this much attention to our own lives and our real friends and family. I don’t know. Maybe you already do that, and maybe there’s no need for comparison. Maybe I should stop this digression and end on a lighter note, like the fact that most of my guy friends were temporarily considering calling in sick to work if Han Solo died in an aircraft accident. Well, he didn’t, because he’s Harrison [expletive] Ford, so breathe a sigh of relief and laugh it up, fuzzballs!

 

Photo Source: Herocomplex.latimes.com

Comments 80

  1. I simply want to mention I am newbie to blogs and really liked this website. Almost certainly I’m want to bookmark your blog . You surely have very good stories. Thanks for revealing your web-site.

  2. I just want to tell you that I am very new to blogs and definitely savored this blog site. Very likely I’m want to bookmark your website . You amazingly have awesome article content. Appreciate it for sharing your website.

  3. I simply want to say I am just new to blogging and definitely liked you’re blog. Likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog . You surely come with outstanding stories. Thank you for sharing your website.

  4. Good respond in return of this issue with genuine arguments and explaining all regarding that.|

  5. Hi Dear, are you actually visiting this web page daily, if so then you will absolutely take nice knowledge.|

  6. Precisely why anything and everything you find out about watch is simply drastically wrong and what you want to realize.

  7. Fine way of describing, and fastidious post to get data on the topic of my presentation focus, which i am going to deliver in academy.|

  8. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your next post thanks once again.|

  9. Definitely, what a magnificent blog and enlightening posts, I will bookmark your blog.Have an awsome day!

  10. I’m curious to find out what blog system you are using? I’m experiencing some minor security problems with my latest site and I’d like to find something more risk-free. Do you have any suggestions?|

  11. This website certainly has all of the information and facts I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask. |

  12. Heya i am for the primary time here. I came across this board and I to find It really useful & it helped me out much. I’m hoping to present one thing again and help others such as you aided me.|

  13. I am curious to find out what blog system you have been utilizing? I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest website and I would like to find something more secure. Do you have any recommendations?|

  14. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  15. Somebody essentially lend a hand to make severely posts I’d state. This is the first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I surprised with the research you made to create this particular submit incredible. Magnificent process!

  16. Your style is unique in comparison to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Thank you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I’ll just bookmark this site.|

  17. What’s up every one, here every person is sharing these kinds of familiarity, so it’s fastidious to read this website, and I used to pay a quick visit this webpage daily.|

  18. I could not resist commenting. Well written!|

  19. Just wish to say your article is as astounding. The clarity in your post is just great and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.|

  20. I just like the helpful information you supply in your articles. I will bookmark your blog and test once more here regularly. I’m fairly sure I will be told lots of new stuff right right here! Good luck for the following!|

  21. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!|

  22. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My blog site is in the exact same niche as yours and my visitors would really benefit from a lot of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Thanks a lot!|

  23. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.|

  24. Howdy! This blog post couldn’t be written much better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I am going to send this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a great read. Many thanks for sharing!|

  25. Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your web site, how can i subscribe for a blog site? The account aided me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear concept|

  26. What i do not understood is in reality how you are no longer actually a lot more smartly-favored than you may be now. You are so intelligent. You know thus significantly on the subject of this subject, produced me personally consider it from numerous various angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be interested unless it is something to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. All the time care for it up!|

  27. I used to be suggested this web site by means of my cousin. I’m no longer sure whether or not this put up is written by him as nobody else understand such precise about my problem. You are wonderful! Thanks!|

  28. Very good post. I’m experiencing many of these issues as well..|

  29. You made some good points there. I did a search on the subject matter and found most guys will approve with your website.

  30. Hi there, this weekend is good designed for me, as this point in time i am reading this great informative article here at my house.|

  31. Great beat ! I wish to apprentice even as you amend your web site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I have been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea|

  32. If some one wants expert view regarding blogging and site-building then i suggest him/her to pay a quick visit this web site, Keep up the good job.|

  33. I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this website. I really hope to check out the same high-grade blog posts from you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own, personal website now ;)|

  34. I think this is one of the most vital information for me. And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark on some general things, The site style is ideal, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers|

  35. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You obviously know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?|

  36. When someone writes an paragraph he/she maintains the thought of a user in his/her brain that how a user can know it. Therefore that’s why this post is outstdanding. Thanks!|

  37. Have you ever considered about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything. But just imagine if you added some great graphics or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and video clips, this blog could definitely be one of the most beneficial in its niche. Superb blog!|

  38. It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks|

  39. you are really a just right webmaster. The web site loading velocity is incredible. It seems that you are doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you have performed a wonderful activity on this topic!|

  40. Hello there, You’ve done a great job. I will certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I’m sure they will be benefited from this site.|

  41. That is really interesting, You’re an overly skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to in the hunt for more of your great post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks|

  42. Normally I don’t learn post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to check out and do so! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, very nice article.|

  43. Great remarkable issues here. I¡¦m very happy to peer your post. Thank you a lot and i’m looking forward to touch you. Will you please drop me a mail?

  44. I enjoy what you guys are usually up too. This sort of clever work and coverage! Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve included you guys to blogroll.|

  45. naturally like your web-site however you need to check the spelling on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very troublesome to inform the reality nevertheless I¡¦ll certainly come back again.

  46. Hi there! This article could not be written much better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I am going to send this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a very good read. Thank you for sharing!|

  47. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.|

  48. It’s an awesome post in favor of all the online visitors; they will take advantage from it I am sure.|

  49. Thanks for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research about this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more clear from this post. I’m very glad to see such magnificent information being shared freely out there.

  50. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was once a amusement account it. Look complex to more introduced agreeable from you! However, how could we be in contact?|

  51. Hi there, You’ve done an incredible job. I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they’ll be benefited from this web site.|

  52. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the structure of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two images. Maybe you could space it out better?|

  53. Simply wish to say your article is as amazing. The clarity in your post is just nice and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.|

  54. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I’m quite certain I’ll learn lots of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!|

  55. Wow, fantastic weblog format! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for? you made running a blog glance easy. The whole glance of your web site is fantastic, as well as the content!

  56. It’s great that you are getting thoughts from this piece of writing as well as from our discussion made at this place.|

  57. Hi are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you need any html coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!|

  58. Great blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  59. I am not sure where you’re getting your info, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this information for my mission.|

  60. Hello, Neat post. There is an issue together with your web site in internet explorer, could test this¡K IE still is the marketplace leader and a good section of other folks will leave out your great writing because of this problem.

  61. I am just commenting to make you understand of the amazing encounter my wife’s child found visiting the blog. She came to find numerous pieces, with the inclusion of what it’s like to have an ideal coaching character to have many others quite simply know just exactly several hard to do matters. You really exceeded our desires. Many thanks for coming up with those good, safe, explanatory and cool tips about that topic to Kate.

  62. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful info specially the last part :) I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this certain information for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  63. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.|

  64. Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a thirty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is entirely off topic but I had to share it with someone!|

  65. It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this outstanding blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will share this site with my Facebook group. Talk soon!|

  66. Hey there, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, excellent blog!|

  67. Yes! Finally someone writes about %keyword1%.|

  68. It’s really a great and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that you shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.|

  69. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all folks you really realize what you are speaking approximately! Bookmarked. Please additionally seek advice from my website =). We can have a link alternate agreement among us|

  70. For latest news you have to visit world wide web and on the web I found this web page as a finest site for newest updates.|

  71. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.|

  72. Hello, yeah this piece of writing is in fact good and I have learned lot of things from it about blogging. thanks.|

  73. Thank you for any other great post. Where else may just anyone get that type of information in such an ideal way of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m at the search for such info.|

  74. Hello, I do believe your web site may be having internet browser compatibility problems. When I look at your site in Safari, it looks fine however when opening in IE, it’s got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Apart from that, wonderful blog!|

  75. Great article! That is the type of information that are meant to be shared around the internet. Shame on Google for no longer positioning this publish higher! Come on over and discuss with my web site . Thanks =)|

  76. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?|

  77. Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to produce a good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.|

  78. Hello, its fastidious article concerning media print, we all be familiar with media is a fantastic source of data.|

  79. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! However, how could we communicate?|

  80. Howdy! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Many thanks|

Comments are closed.